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Hayes Carll, Little Rock
Hayes Carll displays an outlaw’s attitude and a poet’s soul. This is the kind of music many claim to make but few rarely achieve. Little Rock, his second album, was recorded in Nashville with producer R.S. Field (Billy Joe Shaver, Allison Moorer, Webb Wilder) kicks off with "Wish I Hadn't Stayed So Long," a wry and gritty rocker of a Dear John letter to Crystal Beach Tx, Nashville, Austin and other stops along the way. . Few artists are good enough or lucky enough to turn out their very own "Guitar Town" quality anthem this early in their career. "Long Way Home," a bittersweet tribute to a talented musician friend cut down in his prime by drugs, would do Hayes proud in a guitar pull with Steve Earle, Guy Clark and even the late Townes Van Zandt, as would the darkly atmospheric outlaw's lament, "Rivertown," co-written with Clark himself.